Friday, December 16, 2011

SEC Charges Former Fannie, Freddie Executives With Fraud Over Risky Mortgages

Friday, December 16, 2011
The Securities and Exchange Commission sued six former Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives on Friday for misleading the public about the mortgage giants' exposure to risky subprime mortgages as the housing bubble deflated.
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